Paços de Ferreira

Paços de Ferreira – the "Mobile Capital". So the County is recognized nationally as a result of the great strength of the local furniture industry, in recent decades, went from a traditional activity for a dynamic, modern and competitive industry, benefiting, too, and, from its strategic location-approximately 25 km away from Porto, less than half an hour from the airport and the port of Leixões. Paços de Ferreira is currently the major business center of Portugal and Galicia furnishings, featuring large exhibition spaces, international design competitions and a large annual fair. Even if it's not a tourist destination par excellence, who by there passes easily transform a mere business trip visiting very interesting from the point of view of historical, cultural and natural. Located on a plateau known as Chã de Ferreira ", the County, which includes part of Serra da Agrela, is rich in natural beauties, which remain despite the large urban and industrial growth. But it's your story that reside some of the points of greatest interest. The Citânia de Sanfins, the ruins of a fortified village, discovered during an archaeological dig in the 50 's of last century, the most important monument in the municipality and shows us how it was a fortified village of the 2nd century BC the archaeological museum is free admission and a good complement of Jo's tour. Moreover, it is advisable to visit the monastery of Ferreira, National Monument inserting into the route of Romanesque, the chapel of St. Francis, at Freamunde, or the chapel of St. James with its privileged view over the Valley of the Shah. Finally, those who visit PACOS de Ferreira cannot fail to delight with the typical dishes of the County: Roast lamb, capão of Freamunde, dry soup. For dessert, try the candies of Calvary, the breezes of the pillar or rocks of Jo. Don't let still drinking the famous Tea 3 (a preparation of brandy, green leaves and sugar).

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Hotel Rural Quinta da Vista Alegre
Hotel Rural Quinta da Vista Alegre

4 star

The Rural Hotel Quinta da Vista Alegre is a late 19th century building that still has the original architectural features. It combines comfort and refinement f…

Hotel de Charme Quinta do Pinheiro
Hotel de Charme Quinta do Pinheiro

4 star

A stone house of rural architecture. It is part of a large agricultural estate with agriculture in general, animals and vineyards. It has a sports centre and s…

Casa de Rosende
Casa de Rosende

The "Casa de Rosende" (House of Rosende) is one of the most imposing in the region due to its architectural beauty. It dates back to the 19th century, with na …

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